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We are a nonprofit bookstore, cafe, and event space in downtown NYC. All proceeds from every show you attend and everything you buy, down to a record and a PBR, go directly to our mission of fighting AIDS and homelessness. 126 Crosby Street, NYC

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UPDATED: New prize and submission guidelines for NICE BRAIDS contest

Alison Espach, author of The Adults, is holding a writing contest in conjunction with I Like Your New Glasses! Rules below, check out the full details and spill your lovelorn guts on her blog, Other Things.

Tell us about your elementary school crush in less than 25 words.  The best description wins.  “Best” will be determined by Aryn Kyle.

Winner of the NICE BRAIDS writing contest gets one free and signed copy of Aryn Kyle’s book, a $25 gift card to Housing Works Bookstore and Cafe (a dollar for every word), and your short piece will be read on stage at the “I Like Your New Glasses” event on Oct 13, either by you (if you are NYC-based) or by one of us (if you live in New Mexico).   

To enter NICE BRAIDS, please:

1. Join Other Things, up there on the right.
2. Check out and “like” Aryn Kyle’s blog
3. Email submissions to aespach@gmail.com.  Put NICE BRAIDS in subject line.  


Contest closes Oct 12, 10pm.  Winner will be announced the morning of Oct 13 here.  Check back in for results (and the release of my own school portrait.  Yes, there is a braid).

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